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Location: Salt Lake City

I am a Junior high shop teacher. After I was hired 7 years ago my school burned down. Finaly, after sharing with another school for 3 years, my new school was finished. I have spent 4 years getting my shop up and running. I am always on the lookout for new exciting projects for my students. I started a YouTube page to help my students with different projects. The videos are good for beggining wood workers because the projects are for kids 14-15 years old.

-- Remember...craftsmanship, not crapmanship.

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#1 posted 2238 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome Delighted to have another Utah’n on board.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2238 days ago

Hello ShopTeacher,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2238 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 2238 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2238 days ago

A big welcome!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 2238 days ago

How are you doing? Welcome to LumberJocks! It’s the best site around.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#7 posted 2238 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Paul D

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#8 posted 2237 days ago

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#9 posted 2237 days ago

Shopteacher- welcome to LJ’s. Maybe I’m the old shop teacher you’ve been looking for? I taught wood shop at the intermediate level for 30+ years (6th,7th, and 8th grade). Maybe I have some ideas for you. I need to know what tools and machines your students are allowed to use and how much of a project you are willing to help them with, I mean do for them. For most of the years I used silhouette type patterns that I copied from books or a an artistic friend who could draw animals and stuff and the students traced the patterns and cut them out, sanded like crazy and applied Deft and took them home and said “look what I made”. Then I had the more difficult projects like band saw boxes and banks. A nice pencil box, and what when over the best was a 1/14 scale indy car that used RC decals for realism. If any of this sounds good let me know. bob, ps I like your motto, I also didn’t let any crapmanship go home.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#10 posted 2237 days ago

Shopteacher- I just checked out your web site and I’m impressed with your credentials, I guess the good old Industrial arts curriculum has really left us. The last two years of my teaching was technology. I think I would have been happier if they left my wood shop alone. I see that your students are 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. I still might be able to help you. later bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#11 posted 2237 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 2236 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#13 posted 2236 days ago

Welcome to the LumberJocks community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 2233 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#15 posted 944 days ago

Hey Shop Teacher I just checked out your box demos and they are real good. I noticed the brand new tools your were using and it hit me that your school burned down and you must have been able to order just the equipment you wanted. My best project during the 28 yrs I taught wood was a box similar to yours. I really liked the band saw jig you have for cutting the excess off the glued up box. I was also glad to see you making the box as a cube before making the lid. I learned that system in 1960 from my first shop teacher and at first I thought he was crazy, now having made thousands of boxes he was not. I’m sorry that it has been 1293 days since I commented on your site. later bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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